AWWA has joined with the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, National Association of Water Companies and the National Rural Water Association in developing "A National Agenda for Drinking Water" to assist President-Elect Barack Obama and his incoming administration.
The report addresses topics including economic stimulus, long-term infrastructure investment, drinking water standards, s ... read more >>
Wetlands contribute to our lives in remarkable ways by providing food and water, controlling floods, protecting against storms and supporting biodiversity, yet they are experiencing loss and degradation on a massive scale.
Wetlands are areas that are covered with water for long enough periods to support plants that thrive in wet soils, so they are not all wet year-round. The areas include mars ... read more >>
World Toilet Organization (WTO) stands up for the 3 "WE (s)" in the theme "We Deserve Better".
* WE: Toilets deserve better social status. WTO has been striving to elevate the status of toilets to make them status symbols and objects of desire. WTO speaks on behalf of toilets "WE DESERVE BETTER SOCIAL STATUS".
* WE: The second WE are the toilet cleaners. WTO aims to professionaliz ... read more >>
33rd International Association of Hydraulic Engineering & Research (IAHR) Biennial Congress
August 10-14, 2009
Vancouver, British Columbia
Themed “Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment,” the Congress focuses on the central roles of hydraulic engineering and hydroinformatics in water engineering for a sustainable environment, and how these roles link to broader aspects of en ... read more >>
Bottled isn't necessarily safer than tap — and it's definitely less eco-friendly
Americans purchased 31 billion bottles of water in 2006, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Of those billions of plastic bottles the NYS DEC found that only 10 percent are recycled. This means that 90 percent end up as garbage or scattered across our parks, highways and beach ... read more >>
The American Water Resources Association conducted its Fourth National Water Policy Dialogue in Washington, DC, 22 September 2008. Co-sponsors were the Environmental and Water Resources Institute and the National Wildlife Federation. Attendees were congressional staffers, federal agency workers, NGO representatives, and other water experts. Read the conclusions, and download the summary document. ... read more >>
California policy-makers lay groundwork to reintroduce proposals for water-conveyance canal
A proposal to build a 42-mile long, 400-ft-wide water conveyance canal soundly rejected by California voters in 1982 is rising from the mists of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta again. It is driven this time, in large part, by a heightened appreciation for risk and the physical fragility of the state’s ... read more >>
New satellite data have helped scientists crack the case of a speeding Antarctic glacier -- a finding that promises to help improve sea level forecasts.
Using nearly 50 years of data, University of Maine researchers have determined that subglacial floods in East Antarctica caused a rapid and short-lived acceleration of a major outlet glacier.
Future investigations are expected to look at ot ... read more >>
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)- California has ambitious plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But the state also needs an integrated policy to prepare for―and adapt to―climate change. This report finds that some institutions, such as water agencies and electrical utilities, have already begun planning for change. But other areas have yet to prepare effectively for the challenges o ... read more >>
Swimmers and beachgoers around most of England can rest easy in the knowledge that their bathing water is meeting tough quality standards.
Ninety-six per cent of bathing waters met the minimum European standards this year, according to tests carried out by the Environment Agency.
A total of 272 of England's 414 designated bathing waters, or 65.7%, met the UK's even stricter standards.
Bu ... read more >>